I hope that you are well and in the best of health.
I wanted to take the time to thank you for taking the time to write this post. It is absolutely true the worldly events that have been taking place during a short period of time are points to reflect upon. And it is true that when these do happen in our own back yards, these stir feelings and questions of why? Kicking in a sense of hopelessness and at points despair.
However when events like these do take place, I think that as educators / parents / or any human being who desires to care. We are placed with a shoulder of responsibility. As we live in this global economy and especially as we have access to a global audience we too can ask ourselves what can we do. I think that creating an awareness as you have done, shows that we do not accept the status quo. We do not want this cycle of violence from carrying on. How long is this going to keep on going until we can breath a fresh breath and believe in a hopeful, prosperous world. United.
As we take the time to reflect, particularly through the lens of an educator, I would ask can we as educators ignore what is happening in the world, especially in America? Can we ignore the bloodshed, the guns, the killings and simply be passive observers? Can we? If we as educators know a truth, can we ignore these?
As educators who are active in the field, you all have a window of opportunity, as leaders as teachers. You have access to our future. Whilst conversations about the violence that is taking place may be difficult, I think that engaging in a critical discussions with students, with children is so necessary. It is the students, the children that will inherit the lands, they will be the leaders of tomorrow. Ask them what kind of world they imagine? Is this cycle of violence acceptable to them? Do they not deserve a community, a nation, a world, that is free from the violence of guns and bloodshed's?
Thank you for sharing your thoughts here. The truth is that loving recklessly will sometimes be difficult because the capacity for human judgement will always be there. It is simply a point of surpassing what others will think and remind ourselves of the purpose. Why are we doing what we are doing? This requires courage from all parties. Sometimes it is easy to love others, accepting the love is sometimes more difficult.
May your words spark the hearts of many. I wish you all love and peace.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
These thoughts were written to honor the blog post by Todd Nesloney @TechNinjaTodd and Jeff Veal @heffrey of the #LeadUpChat for the #KidsDeserveit
Please read Loving Recklessly Hope Within Reach
Our thoughts, to invite and inspire. With Love & kindness. :)